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Why Does Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare Up At Night
Any reason my upper arms ache so much to keep me up at night. No injury or strenuous exercise during the day either. I do have rheumatoid arthritis.
A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Must treat early: Much depends upon the medicines being used and how quickly medical treatment is added after a flare starts. Often the addition of low dose steroids can instantly make a difference while other disease modifying drugs are used or changed. Check this link: http://www. Arthritistoday. Org/community/expert-q--a/rheumatoid-arthritis/flare-last. Php. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No Magic Dose: Crazy as it sounds, there is no single specific dose. Your rheumatologist (you should definitely have one if you have ra) will listen to your story to get an idea of the severity, and over time will learn what doses work for you. I tell my students that I use the force, and they laugh, but I'm kinda serious. Read more
Several factors: Stress one frequently reported factor in rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups is stress. Some foods can trigger arthritis flare-ups. Among these, cow's milk is the most often cited, but shrimp, wheat and some meats, hen's eggs and codfish also are implicated. Echinacea echinacea has been cited as a possible cause of flare-ups in those with rheumatoid arthritis, . Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fatigue, stress, infxn: There are several possible causes of flares include stress, fatigue & overexertion which can trigger RA inflammatn as well as possibly food allergies vs. A chemical sensitivity. RA meds suppress the immune system, which means a higher risk for infections. Thus even the common cold or flu may trigger a flare of RA. Thus learn to recognize your triggers, get rest, work w/MD & decrease stress w/meditaiotn Read more
Am experiencing stiffness and pain very like a flare-up of my rheumatoid arthritis. Are these normal symptoms?
Depends: If you are experiencing stiffness for more than 20 min and you have a diagnosis of ra, you are probably having a flare. Call your rheumatologist right away and let him/her know. Flares of disease can be triggered by stress or infection but sometimes nothing. You should discuss with your rheumatologist whether you might benefit from a short burst of oral steroids, or need to modify your RA meds. Read more
My wife is on 10 pills of methotrexate a week all at once for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Is there an even higher doses for uncontrolled flare ups?
I am noticing flare ups of jaw pain with rheumatoid arthritis. Can you discuss this for better understanding?
Uncommon in RA!: More common in psoriatic arthritis and spondyloarthopathies than rheumatoid. Arthritis. I inject steroids with xylocaine (lidocaine) using a Insulin syrigne with a 31 gauge needle with excellent results, when inflammation affects the TMJ and causes joint pain! Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have rheumatoid arthritis and when I have a flare up I get a rash on my left side near my bra line that looks like ringworm and itches.?
Why do people with rheumatoid arthritis get scleritis so often? My mom has RA and also always seems to have eye problems, particularly scleritis flare-ups. Why is this so common in RA patients? .
Not too common: The sclera, just like the joint lining, is a connective tissue. The same immune response can happen in the eye as well. Scleritis is becoming more rare as the tnf medications (humira, cimzia, (certolizumab pegol) Remicade but not enbrel) decrease scleritis greatly. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a bad flare. Doc put me on prednisone cause X-ray showed inflamation. Waiting on blood test for rheumatoid arthritis. Is it norm to still feel bad?
For severe severe pain on scale is 20 out of 10 from severe flare up of Rheumatoid Arthritis joint pain. What is the highest dose of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) can she take?
What to do about rheumatoid arthritis running in my family, I can't go a night without waking up from the pain in my shoulders. Is there any medication that can help?
Be checked: Well, for one thing you could be checked to see if you have RA. If you do, there are medications that can help. I am also a firm believer in the antiinflammatory properties associated with a whole food type diet. Consider giving it a try and if it works you can recommend it to your family members. Read more
Had alcohol last night forgot I have blood work this morning to c if I have rheumatoid arthritis/lupus. Will the alcohol inhibit the tests results?
No: Best wishes for your workupGet a more detailed answer ›
Hi I'm a 35 yr old female with Rheumatoid Arthritis. A yr ago I had a sudden drop in my weight, developed a rash, cough, night sweats w/sour odor.??
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